In an industry downturn, it is especially important to discover innovations that enhance oil and gas operations’ efficiency and minimize costs.
UT PGE remains the No. 1 graduate program in petroleum engineering.
Welcome to the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Petroleum engineering is an exciting field of professionals dedicated to providing energy that powers a modern society. Our department is committed to educating the next generation of petroleum engineering leaders who will improve our quality of life. UT PGE is home to the No. 1 petroleum engineering graduate program and the No. 2 petroleum engineering undergraduate program. Our tradition of excellence stems from strong curriculum, world-class faculty educators, and an unmatched research program.
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Frank W. Jessen Professor and the Lois K. and Richard D. Folger Leadership Chair
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The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) is the research center of the PGE department that produces innovative faculty and student research. The top-rated program conducts $17.1 million annually in research, more than any other U.S. petroleum engineering program, through 11 major areas with almost 85 sponsors and partners.